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CNN
Jan 27, 2013 3:00am PST
won't run for re-election. harkin has been in the senate since 1984. president obama issued a statement saying harkin will be missed while republicans started licking their chops at the prospect of gaining a senate seat. >>> a major gift for mayor michael bloomberg. $350 million to john hopkins. $100 million is earmarked for financial aid for students in need. bloomberg has given more than $1 billion to the school since he graduated in the mid-1960s. >>> the hacked website of the u.s. sentencing commission is back up and running and the fbi is handling the case as a criminal investigation. the site was shut down for a couple hours yesterday. the hackers made it known it was pay back for the suicide of web activist aaron schwartz. he was facing federal computer fraud charges. >>> in egypt, at least 30 people were killed in clashes in. protesters were trying to storm a prison. they wanted to reach 21 people sentenced to death last week for their part in a deadly soccer riot last year. >>> moving to bangladesh a deadly factory fire killed seven, mostly women. a first floor exit
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 2:00am PST
be aryaning on immigration reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution has alluded past presidents including george w. b
Current
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
and address issues. president obama heads to las vegas to unveil his own immigration reform plan. he promised the reform in his 2008 but failed to deliver it in his first term. >> cenk: the reason why he failed to deliver it, of course, the republicans opposed him. the republicans seem a little more open to reform now. let me show you why. 71% of latinos voted for president obama. only 27% voted for governor romney. all of a sudden the republicans are thinking, maybe the latinos are not so bad. interesting. i'm sure that they, of course, vote based on principle, though. let me show you what is in the proposal. four major goals, providing a means for citizenship to immigrants who are already here. number two coming out with an employment verification system to make sure employers do not hire those people who are in the country illegally. number three letting in more low-skill workers and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can show they couldn't recruit an u.s. citizen with the same skills. that's for corporate america. i'll explain that in a little bit. and number four, awarding gre
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 1:00am PST
. >> the bigger issue here is i think he likes president obama personally. i think he has got allegiance to him because of race. >> bill: he got a little bristoly with me when i zeroed in on him on the racial stuff. >> i know. >> bill: the point i was trying to make he agreed with me that sununu were not racist. their argument got lost both palin and sunuvu's argument got lazy in the shucking and jiving. no one knew what they were talking about. you want your point to be clear. >> as the first black secretary of state i think he has enormous pride in the first black president. that's completely understandable. >> okay. >> what he is doing goes beyond that because what he is attacking are the fundamental tall ideological points of the republican party. economics, for example. he says to you the first election 2008 i voted for obama because we were an economic mess. a lot of people did that after four years, and as you pointed out. economic policy why do you vote for him again? you know what he said to you? he said because i believe in leveling the playing field. everybody should have a fair shot
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am EST
, by supporting as actively as did you barack obama, you also put yourself in a category of intolerance on issues like entitlement culture. when you yourself were born in the south bronx and you made it on your own. the entitlement culture now extends to 50% of the american homes. all right? huge rise in it. so you're putting yourself in that bracket by supporting the democratic party through barack obama. who their values are different than yours, general. >> yes, i was raised in the south bronx. i can assure it was social security that kept my parents in respectable comfort after they had retired and they paid into that. >> bill: that's not means tested. that's not what i'm talking about. >> i would have means testing in a heart beat. in fact, i should be means tested. i think there are a lot of things we could do with entitlement reform. i think there are lots of areas in our government where we can take a hard look entitlement reform, other areas and there are ways to cut budget. but. >> bill: but the president isn't doing that is he a spender. >> remember one thing, it's the congress that pa
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm EST
that he is mapping out in the past. of course, this is an issue that president obama has been talking about since 2008, he said that it's one of his great regret that's has not gotten comprehensive immigration reform done. you will see him pushing to get it done in the second is term. in terms of what he has talked about in the past, he has talked about the need to improve security at the border and he talked about the need to hold businesses accountable. those that hire undocumented workers as well as making america sort of more inviting to those who study here, making it a better place for them to get their degrees, and stay here once undocumented people do get their degrees, and then of course the more controversial point of a path to citizenship. he has argued for this. a lot of republicans disagree, they do not think there should be a path to citizenship. this has been a sticking point in the past t conventional wisdom is that there's an appetite to get something done not just to part of the president but on the part of republicans, in large parted, craig, if you look at the 2012
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am PST
up for a research project on long-term football health risks. this past weekend president obama weighed in on the issue, quote, i'm a big football fan, but if i had a son, i'd have to think long and hard before i let him play football. i think those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact it's going to change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. harvard researchers say on average the life span of a football player is 20 years shorter than that of the average american man. nfl players and families have 5500 concussion-related lawsuits pending in the league. one, the family of junior seau. seau was diagnosed with cte, a degenerative brain disease. two other football legends committed suicide last year, david duerson shot himself in the chest, leaving a note requesting his brain be used for research and described his condition saying, his brain was falling off. his wife said he couldn't remember things from five minutes ago. joining the panel now is democratic congressman bill pascrell of new jersey and from boston, co-director of the center
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 8:00pm EST
for president. you want boating up and down on a figure. you were voting on issues and the dominant issue was obama and as a scare, the stimulus committee increase in spending, the expansion of the government. or to put it in a more abstract and grand was the difference between federal and state which was tilting more toward state. when the question is put that way, the country shows itself to be center-right country. had republicans been able to duplicate those conditions, that framework in 2012, they would have won. but it is not the same election. 2010 is almost purely ideological election. perhaps the most ideological since 1980. then you get to 2010, when you have a personality involved and you have a figure represents one side. romney is a good man. i like him. i think he is an honorable man, and i think he would have made an excellent president. but he was a bad candidate particularly in an election that could have been one had been an election about ideas and philosophy. i think it would have been easily won had been about ideas and philosophy. but he was not the math -- he was no
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
. let me go to you, mr. lapierre. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, he is what nra has done historically. we do more of which we put more money in. reese support of enforcing the laws on the books 100% of the time. that works. we have supported prison bill and spirit we have states like california where, more than any other state in the country, they send more inmates back in the street and more inmates back in jail for new crimes against their citizens than any other kind -- stayed in the nation. -- states in the nation. -- state in the nation. nra has always supported what worked. -- works. the innocent are being preyed upon. the statistics are numbing. the 911 calls are horrible. at the scene of the crime, it is the criminal and the victim. victims all over the country want to be able to protect themselves. this whole debate almost puts it in two different categories. if you are i
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 8:00am PST
of gun control. it's a terrible issue for democrats. i don't think obama has the loyalty among democrats in gun control that he thinks he has. jon: hairy weed has the support of the nra in times past. >> yes, harry reid cannot cross the nra. there are voters in a lot of these places. the nra doesn't speak for them. this is a popular position among actual voters and you can see the red states with blue feathers. jon: good analysis as always. thank you so much. >> it's great to be here be to growing pressure on the senate to do something they haven't done in four years. we are talking about passing a federal budget. republicans in the house trying to force senators to come up with a spending plan will go without pay. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill with more. when we take up the debt ceiling deal? reporter: the senate is likely to take up the bill some time next week. they are required to pass a budget by april 15. bottom line, fiscal conservative senators are loving it. >> they have really written some good budgets, tough budget that they have defended, but the democratic senate has
Current
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
about one the top prior to issues with president obama and i think for the american people in this session of congress. >> that's climate change. joining us in studio bob deans is the communications director for the natural resources defense counsel. >> thanks for having me. >> bill: thank you. thanks for coming in. you didn't get the dress code i guess. >> i dress up now bill. >> peter: so much for casual fridays, man. >> bill: nice of you to raise the bar. >> peter: happy i just found a clean shirt this morning. >> bill: i have got to tell you a lot of republicans are saying today, today, you know, we need to do something about our party because we got schllacked by everybody but white males. bobby gendall of all people republican governor of louisiana who is room ordered to run and it may be next time. he was talking to a group of republicans in north carolina. he didn't pull any punches. he really said, man, this party has got to change. here he is. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. i am serious. it's time for a new repu
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 9:00pm PST
highlighting about how far obama is willing to stretch the constitution and his presidential powers we saw this in lib yachl the president did not get congressional approval to launch air assaults we saw this when he decided to issue an executive order stopping deportation of thousands of illegal immigrants and when the justice department refused to up hold the defense of marriage act. and we saw when it administration weakened welfare requirements and pushed through his controversial contraception mandate. i don't think recent example is going to be the last. joining me now is louie glomer and tennessee congress woman. great to see you. >> great to see you, sean. >> he keeps pushing this to a breaking point. >> i think you're right what. we can't continue to see in congress is that he circumvents us. i think american people are tired of the president not respecting the constitution and to go around congress and trying to do executive orders all things we should be doing. >> isn't this supposed to be co-equal branches of government? separation of powers? >> it's basic stuff, part f the con
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
to figure out how many gallons spilled into the river. >>> it's one of the key issues president obama wants to tackle in his second term, immigration reform. now it seems the president may be getting a little help from a group of bipartisan senators who will unveil their immigration proposal today. here's how one of those senators, new jersey democrat robert menendez, summed up the likelihood the legislation will pass. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, lat sin no voters pet it. third, the democrats want it. fourth, the republicans need it. >> joining me now is congressman steve israel of new york, chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> is menendez right? >> yes, he is right. and, look, we now have two of the three elms necessary to pass immigration reform. you've got a bipartisan group of senators, on the left and the right, who support immigration reform and will unveil their plan. you've got the president of the united states who will unveil his plan in las vegas tomorrow. now all we need are
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 9:20am EST
is an obama supporter and i want to know, the president pushed hard on climate change, a big issue for him. i think that might mean a carbon tax. what do you think of a carbon tax? >> global warming is a real issue and what is the most of corn tissue of our time, the environment we live in. obviously we have to protect it. i think that is a possibility and probably something that may be effective. stuart: wouldn't do any good? >> if we could get bipartisan support, it could -- stuart: when it would lower carbon emissions in a miniscule, may be lower the temperature is your.1% over a longer period of time. it is just a fund of money. that is why -- that is what it is all about. >> those dollars would be used for other efforts to control and focus on changing climate. stuart: they would just fill government coffers with that the needed money. >> if that is the case they wouldn't be a good thing. stuart: when you are if in favor of carbon tax to raise money. >> i am not. i am in favor of it as a way of controlling, beginning to control global warming and giving resources to combat it. stuart: i
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 2:30am PST
lining up as your goal line receiver. the nfc wins 62-35. >>> president obama making a bit of news speaking out about player safety in football. in the newest issue of the "new republic" the president says, quote, i'm a big football fan, but i have to tell you if i had a son, i'd have to think long and hard before i let him play football. and i think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably have to change dramatically to reduce the violence. >>> snl helping ray lewis outgoing retirement with a special segment of weekend update. >> a lot of us saw you cry last week during the national anthem. >> it's just -- i've never heard that song before. >> you've been playing football your whole life. >> i know but i always air ear plugs during the game. i'm 37 years old. i've got a torn biceps. i can't get this paint off my face. . if we win the super bowl i'm going to go to the 50 yard line of the soup err dome, kneel down and then i'm going to ascend into heaven. i'm going up. >>> coming up on this hour, president obama offering wa
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
's new issue. >> oldham. >> whatever. it features a wide ranging interview with president obama that's made a lot of news, man. chris, you know how to launch it, don't you, baby. that is good stuff. tell me what you're most surprised about what the president told you. >> for me personally it's just the tone. it's a brand new obama. i asked him about a new kind of politics and his answer was that institutional and form in the media have made it very difficult to deliver on that sort of grand promise four years -- >> isn't that ironic, democrats come in and i think they get a much freer pass to the white house than republicans but it always seems to be the democrats, the clintons and now barack obama that has this terrible relationship with the media. >> well, i mean -- is that fair? >> i think the media environment we live in in 2013 is different than it was ten years ago. we've all seen the demise of the night live news, people just follow the people that are in their corner on twitter. there is a different media environment. at the same time there were very high expectations in 2008
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
. giffords is also expected to make a short statement. >> another key issue is immigration reform. president obama called for swift action. >> the idea that i'm proposing have traditionally been supported by both democrats like ted kennedy and republicans like george w. bush. you don't get that matchup very often. the question is very simple. do we have the resolve as a people, as a country, as a government to finally put this issue behind us? i believe that we do. >> one of the main provisions in the plan puts up to 11 million illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship. it's interesting. some republicans were upset with the president because they're saying he's not talking about a prerequisite, border security first before they grant this path way to citizenship. >> this won't be the last conversation on that. >> that's right. i agree. >> plenty more to follow. >>> senator john kerry has been confirmed to be the next secretary of state. the senate overwhelmingly affirmed kerry's nomination. 94-3 vet yesterday. he served as chairman of the senate foreig
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
like hosni mubarak passed to give himself tremendous power and that should put president obama on the hook. this is an issue where the presidential authority is probably at the peak. he can do so much unilaterally and so when he puts out a statement in the inaugural address about the error of perpetual warfare not to p be acceptable, that has to be a down payment on what he intends to do, and right now, you not seen many signs that he intends to address it, but so many throughout the first term that he has gone in the opposite direction and where is the rollback of the war on terrorism and it is not under obama. >> and george bush did feel like the world of a powerful example and the example is gitmo and the president signing that he is going to close guantanamo bay and four years later not able to do it. but it is not a lack of intention, but inability to do it, because he is not capable of doing anything that he wants. >> it is a lack of leadership. at the end of the day, we have such a balance of power, that we come to the conclusion that it really takes agreement among ever
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 6:30pm EST
in washington and other cities today to keep the spotlight on gun violence and to back the obama spragsadministration's pu stricter gun laws. gun rights supporters are finding ways to demonstrate their own passions over the issue. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with more. >> reporter: lester, good evening. today's rally was organized by advocacy groups, one million moms for gun control. it was a day filled with emotion but also reality. the nation is still sharply divided when it comes to guns. a ground swell of support for stiffer gun laws and thousands rallied in washington to call for change in the wake of the newtown shooting, holding signs bearing the names of those lost and speaking their minds. >> no more. it's time to do something about it. >> we can and must free our nation of this scourge of gun violence. >> reporter: among the crowds mothers who have lost children to guns. elected officials and parents from the newtown community. >> we're grieving but hopeful that something so atrocious can bring about some change. >> reporter: smaller g
Current
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
's agricultural heart lands to remainries in the gulf. environmentalists have an issue because it is going to separate climate change. they're saying that if obama decides to sign this permit, he is basically going against what he said during the inauguration. let's take a look at what he did say about the climate change during the inauguration. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [ applause ] >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> well, the reason why this is now making news today is because 53 of our u.s. senators have been urging obama to sign the permit. they don't care about what it's going to do to the climate. later, we'll talk about the financial aspects of this. michael hastierings, you ever more on this story. it's a little ridiculous. >> it's a 1700-mile pipeline. it's been delayed a number of times now but the governor of nebraska has just signed off
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
not figure out what they believe in and how to fight obama. >> are they on the wrong side of social issues? >> shear what they should do. they could be on some of it but it is not the social issues but the big questions. the country is going broke. and want not be big government but they cannot frame it in a way that says we don't care. >> what about speaker boehner and mcconnell and the leadership. >> there is no pro growth agenda to create jobs. there is nothing aspirational. you are right on social issues. there is no tolerance. bottom line, there is nothing for a voter to --. >> here is speaker boehner, react to what he said about the president. take a listen to this. >> so, we over the next 22 months, we will be the focus of this administration, as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. let me just say, i do believe that is their goal, to shove us into the dust bin of history. >>gregg: is he right? >> of course, but what president doesn't try to annihilate the opposition especially if they help him do it. in this case the republicans have each time they have negotiated with
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
issue in presidential they worked on behalf of the obama campaign. your question which is smart one, why are they doing this? i don't know. "60 minutes" is good show a lot of the time. martha: they will take heat for this for some time. >> he is like kryptonite for them. martha: "60 minutes" interview with the president, propaganda. >> melts with obama for some reason. >> also, martha, the other thing is probably the first half the interview is old news. we know how the secretary of state was chosen. we know about the back and forth. this already has been reported on. this is not new information like he was getting new insight how this came about and how they got over their relationship. it really was just a campaign endorsement. martha: yeah. huge questions about how good a secretary of state hillary clinton really was linker when you look at north africa, as you say, talk about the middle east, we could talk about that for quite some time. i want to talk about the political implications why they wanted to do this together. poor joe biden out there, every chance he gets slipping in, i m
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
divisive issues in the nation. on friday, vice president biden officially kicked off the obama administration's public push aimed at pressuring congress to enact stiffer gun laws. biden held a round table discussion in the traditionally gun-friendly area of richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the need to expand mental health capacity across the country. we talked about access, and we talked about resources. >> reporter: and in an effort to sway legislators through public pressure, organizing for action, obama's relaunched campaign arm, is sending out emails to supporters writing, "tell your members of congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue." in addition to 23 executive actions focused on gun safety, the president has also called for new legislation including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines, and a ban on assault weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today ca
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am PST
bal -- wrecking ball. they may be paying tribute to president obama instead. >>> back in 1981 the tide is high by "blondie" it was the number one song. >> good morning to you. a fox news lart now continuing coverage of two major issues going on. tornadoes packing powerful winds touching down in 6 states killing two people. the twister's ripping homes and trees to sheds. >> also in alabama a tense hostage situation continuing after more than 30 hours. a gunman holding a 6 yeefrld boy that he kidnapped off of a school bus. that's where we began. craig boswell has the latest on the hostage situation there. >> goot morning to you. here we are a day and a half in later. place say the suspect 65-year-old jimmy lee dikes a retired truck driver navy veteran accused of going on a bus asking for children where the bus driver kept him from getting the children. he opened fire on the bus driver killing the bus driver and grabbed a 6-year-old boy taking him hostage. he's holding the hostage and the property back behind us here in a homemade bunker. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the su
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
this a top issue. joe, you remember that between the clinton and obama white houses, he worked in financial services. he's using the muscle of chicago's accounts to push two banks that are doing business with gun manufacturers to say either use your influence to get them to moderate how they sell their weapons or stop doing business with them. second, more visible player, gabby giffords, the former congresswoman shot in arizona and her husband, mark phillips, say they're going to be much more aggressive about lobbying on capitol hill. they have a group with a super pac arm that's going to surf that public opinion you were just pointing to. and they describe themselves as gun-owning moderates. they're from the mountain west. but obviously have incredible moral authority on the gun issue. they're going on start using that more and more. mark phillips, her husband, tells "politico" in an interview that they're going to do whatever they can to build support for this legislation, even though as the moment house republicans are turning up their noses at it. >> hey, mike, also last night, speaking
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:30pm EST
on the banks of a river. awful discovery came on the same date obama administration authorized $155 million in humanitarian aid for the syrian people, bringing total u.s. aid thus far, $365 million. >>> the crisis in syria will be among the toughest issues facing the new secretary of state, john kerry. he was confirmed today by the senate by a vote of 94-3. he takes over for the departing hillary clinton officially on friday. the outgoing secretary of state has survived four years in office in the most travel-intensive job there is. she survived 1 million mile us in the air, visits to 112 nations. it took a fall in the bathroom to bring her down, but she is back up and has emerged for an exit interview with nbc's andrea mitchell today, during which she said it's tougher these days to pull off the sweeping diplomatic achievements of the old days. >> reporter: brian, hillary clinton said today that her first challenge taking over was to restore the world's confidence in america's leadership but she did acknowledge that it is tougher in the current world to achieve those big breakthroughs, as
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